The Institute of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity in Children — i4Kids for short — is a new strategic research effort focused on improving pediatric health by combating infectious and inflammatory diseases through accelerating new multi-disciplinary collaborations across the health sciences, natural and physical sciences, and computer science.
Infection is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years old worldwide, and infectious and inflammatory diseases are the leading causes of child hospitalization in the U.S. The i4Kids project aims to become the epicenter of research, discovery, prevention and treatment of these diseases in children as the foundation of improving the health of future generations.
The institute will host a launch symposium from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Rangos Research Auditorium at Children’s Hospital. The institute is working with the Children’s Hospital Foundation to invite leaders of foundations and philanthropists across the nation.
For more information on i4Kids, visit their website.